How to Shoot Otherworldly Macro Photos of Soap Bubbles


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There are certain subjects in the macro world, which are so fascinating and absorbing that almost every macro photographer will point a camera at them at some point. No matter how many photos you take or see of these subjects, their charm does not seem to wear off.

Just think of snowflakes, the compound eyes of insects or the refractive nature of water droplets. Or, of course, the psychedelic colour plays of soap film.

After spending countless hours photographing these mesmerizing patterns, I can assure you that it never gets boring. Quite the opposite is true indeed, the more you

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10 Tips for Photographing Little Mushrooms in the Forest


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As I am a professional photographer and known mainly for my images with wide angle lenses, here is something new. It’s been raining here for weeks already—not the greatest conditions for landscape photography—so I took out my macro lens to photograph some mushrooms in the forest. The great thing about this is that you can do this with any kind of light at any moment of the day.

The mushrooms are (in NL at least) literally everywhere and you can find them especially on wet trees that fell down in forests.

Now this was actually the first time I went

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This Simple Canon EOS R5 Thermal Mod Enables Unlimited 8K Recording


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After making a fairly straightforward thermal modification to his new Canon EOS R5, maker/tinkerer Yifan Gu was able to get the camera to record unlimited 8K without having to resort to various timer resetting “hacks.” All he had to do was swap out the thermal pads and add a couple more.

This intriguing DIY project is detailed in a post on Yifan’s blog, and it’s pretty straightforward. Speaking with PetaPixel over email, Gu described the modification in simple terms:

I swapped out the thermal pads under the power sub-board (the green one) and added thermal pads between

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A Day in the Life of a NY Giants Team Photographer on an NFL Game Day


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Want to see what a workday is like as an official photographer of an NFL football team? The NY Giants released this 4.5-minute video that follows along with team photographer Matthew Swensen on a game day.

For a game that kicks off at 1pm, Swensen gets to work as early as 7:30am to start getting ready. Once in the office, Swensen does an equipment check. He shoots with Canon gear: a 400mm, 70-200mm, 3 Canon DSLRs, extra batteries, and extra lenses (a 24-70mm, a 16-35mm, and a 135mm).

Four hours before kickoff, Swensen

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I Shot All These Photos from My Yard — Here’s How You Can Do It Too


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As recently as the early 1900s, astronomers believed the Milky Way was all that existed in the universe. That view persisted until 1923, when Edwin Hubble used glass plate photographs of the Andromeda galaxy (then still thought to be just a nebula) to discover that the universe was unimaginably larger. His discovery was so significant that NASA’s first space telescope was given his name.

In 1990 the Hubble Space Telescope was launched into orbit to and has dazzled the world with its unbelievable images of the cosmos for 30 years. By comparison, my first opportunity to look through a telescope

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This Guy Prints Color Photos with Dirt


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Photographer Calvin Grier is a master of the alternative photography process known as carbon transfer printing, but for the past few months, he has been taking things to a new level. Grier is creating full color photographic prints using dirt.

Carbon transfer prints use pigmented gelatin to form the images rather than chromogenic dyes. Grier spent hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars researching pigments before finally settling on which dirt to use for which colors.

In the 10-minute video above, Grier explains the process and shows the creation of a print from beginning to end.

For his five

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How I Modified My DJI Mavic 2 Pro Remote


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I’m having a go at converting my Mavic 2 remote controller from two thumbsticks to a more Aircraft style controller where a whole hand joystick controls Pitch, Roll, and Yaw, and the left stick only controls Throttle/Altitude.

The first step is opening up a second-hand remote I bought to see if this is possible.

Looks like I can solder on to the back of the thumbstick connections and access the photo trigger button contacts. So looks good up so far.

Here we go…

I managed to get two wires on to the trigger switch contacts, though the soldering iron melted

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This Guy Hacked an Old Polaroid to Print Instant Photos on Thermal Paper


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Electrical engineering student Sam Zeloof recently created something really cool. Using his ample do-it-yourself skills and engineering knowledge, he retrofitted an old Polaroid camera with a Raspberri Pi and thermal printer, turning it into an instant digital camera that prints photos on receipt paper.

Zeloof shared the whole process in detail on IEEE Spectrum, and while it is definitely doable to try this yourself, it’s not a project for the faint of heart. What began as a more “accessible” project that he hoped would resonate with more people (mission accomplished) turned into a pretty involved camera hack.

The main

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This Tilt-Shift Photo of Andromeda Was Shot Using a DIY Adapter


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The Royal Observatory Greenwich’s Insight Investment 2020 Astrophotographer of the Year, Nicolas Lefaudeux, has revealed his technique and the simple DIY adapter that made his award-winning image of the Andromeda galaxy possible.

As some photographers were locked in a discussion about whether or not the French optical engineer and part-time astrophotographer used Photoshop techniques or genuine photography to capture his acclaimed photo, Lefaudeux took to his personal website to share his method.

Constraints and hardware limitations forced Lefaudeux to think outside the box and work with what was available. The result? A stunning new perspective on one of

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This Tilt-Shift Photo of Andromeda Was Shot Using a DIY Adapter


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The Royal Observatory Greenwich’s Insight Investment 2020 Astrophotographer of the Year, Nicolas Lefaudeux, has revealed his technique and the simple DIY adapter that made his award-winning image of the Andromeda galaxy possible.

As some photographers were locked in a discussion about whether or not the French optical engineer and part-time astrophotographer used Photoshop techniques or genuine photography to capture his acclaimed photo, Lefaudeux took to his personal website to share his method.

Constraints and hardware limitations forced Lefaudeux to think outside the box and work with what was available. The result? A stunning new perspective on one of

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This Tilt-Shift Photo of Andromeda Was Shot Using a DIY Adapter


This post is by Chris Koehn from PetaPixel


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The Royal Observatory Greenwich’s Insight Investment 2020 Astrophotographer of the Year, Nicolas Lefaudeux, has revealed his technique and the simple DIY adapter that made his award-winning image of the Andromeda galaxy possible.

As some photographers were locked in a discussion about whether or not the French optical engineer and part-time astrophotographer used Photoshop techniques or genuine photography to capture his acclaimed photo, Lefaudeux took to his personal website to share his method.

Constraints and hardware limitations forced Lefaudeux to think outside the box and work with what was available. The result? A stunning new perspective on one of

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How I Work Out of My Car as a Sports Photographer


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My name is Howard Lao, and I’m a freelance sports photographer based in Portland, Oregon. Over the past five years, I’ve covered dozens of track meets. From the 2016 Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon, and the World Track Championships in London and Portland, to meets between the University of Washington and Washington State, I’ve filed and edited photos in a media workroom, surrounded by my fellow photographers.

But the coronavirus pandemic upended both the biggest events of the year and has forever changed photographers’ proximity to each other in those workspaces.

Recently, I drove over 150 miles from Portland

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How I Work Out of My Car as a Sports Photographer


This post is by Howard Lao from PetaPixel


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My name is Howard Lao, and I’m a freelance sports photographer based in Portland, Oregon. Over the past five years, I’ve covered dozens of track meets. From the 2016 Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon, and the World Track Championships in London and Portland, to meets between the University of Washington and Washington State, I’ve filed and edited photos in a media workroom, surrounded by my fellow photographers.

But the coronavirus pandemic upended both the biggest events of the year and has forever changed photographers’ proximity to each other in those workspaces.

Recently, I drove over 150 miles from Portland

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How I Work Out of My Car as a Sports Photographer


This post is by Howard Lao from PetaPixel


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My name is Howard Lao, and I’m a freelance sports photographer based in Portland, Oregon. Over the past five years, I’ve covered dozens of track meets. From the 2016 Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon, and the World Track Championships in London and Portland, to meets between the University of Washington and Washington State, I’ve filed and edited photos in a media workroom, surrounded by my fellow photographers.

But the coronavirus pandemic upended both the biggest events of the year and has forever changed photographers’ proximity to each other in those workspaces.

Recently, I drove over 150 miles from Portland

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How I Work Out of My Car as a Sports Photographer


This post is by Howard Lao from PetaPixel


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My name is Howard Lao, and I’m a freelance sports photographer based in Portland, Oregon. Over the past five years, I’ve covered dozens of track meets. From the 2016 Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon, and the World Track Championships in London and Portland, to meets between the University of Washington and Washington State, I’ve filed and edited photos in a media workroom, surrounded by my fellow photographers.

But the coronavirus pandemic upended both the biggest events of the year and has forever changed photographers’ proximity to each other in those workspaces.

Recently, I drove over 150 miles from Portland

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How Not to Shoot a Car Commercial


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There is always that time on a shoot… Everything has been going really well up until that point. You’re explaining the next shot to the client and they stare back at you, not sure if you’re trying to be funny.

A few explanations later and the plan is agreed. We’re going to film their sports SUV gracefully negotiating a hairpin bend, only we’re going to do it at walking speed.

I reassure the client that it’s a good idea and will look amazing, but the truth is I’m not 100% sure. The test shots I did looked pretty good.

Moments

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How Not to Shoot a Car Commercial


This post is by Rob Whitworth from PetaPixel


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There is always that time on a shoot… Everything has been going really well up until that point. You’re explaining the next shot to the client and they stare back at you, not sure if you’re trying to be funny.

A few explanations later and the plan is agreed. We’re going to film their sports SUV gracefully negotiating a hairpin bend, only we’re going to do it at walking speed.

I reassure the client that it’s a good idea and will look amazing, but the truth is I’m not 100% sure. The test shots I did looked pretty good.

Moments

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How Not to Shoot a Car Commercial


This post is by Rob Whitworth from PetaPixel


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There is always that time on a shoot… Everything has been going really well up until that point. You’re explaining the next shot to the client and they stare back at you, not sure if you’re trying to be funny.

A few explanations later and the plan is agreed. We’re going to film their sports SUV gracefully negotiating a hairpin bend, only we’re going to do it at walking speed.

I reassure the client that it’s a good idea and will look amazing, but the truth is I’m not 100% sure. The test shots I did looked pretty good.

Moments

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How COVID-19 is Impacting the Commercial Photography Set


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Has COVID-19 impacted the look of ad campaigns? Maybe, but probably not by as much as you might think. What is impacted, however, is the way that a commercial photography set operates for the foreseeable future.

As an advertising photographer, you are responsible for everything that happens on set while shooting a campaign. This can range from not just the lighting scheme, but the choice of using craft services versus having a chef on set, choosing the appropriate camera and related equipment, and most importantly the safety of everyone present.

This isn’t to say that there are not safety officers

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How COVID-19 is Impacting the Commercial Photography Set


This post is by Blair Bunting from PetaPixel


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Has COVID-19 impacted the look of ad campaigns? Maybe, but probably not by as much as you might think. What is impacted, however, is the way that a commercial photography set operates for the foreseeable future.

As an advertising photographer, you are responsible for everything that happens on set while shooting a campaign. This can range from not just the lighting scheme, but the choice of using craft services versus having a chef on set, choosing the appropriate camera and related equipment, and most importantly the safety of everyone present.

This isn’t to say that there are not safety officers

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